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  1. Electrical
    I have a 20-amp circuit carrying five outlets (3 normal, 2 GFCI), 2 sump pumps (main and battery backup) and two overhead lights. Yes it's too much for one circuit and I've been trying for a month to get an electrician out here to add a separate circuit. We normally use only one outlet (GFCI) of...
  2. Appliances
    I have a water heater (installed in 1995) in the house I bought 2 years ago. About 9 months ago, it stopped working. I looked and it tripped the circuit breaker for the water heater. I turned the breaker back on and reset the water heater (open panel + push reset button). It worked fine...
  3. Electrical
    I have a water heater (installed in 1995) in the house I bought 2 years ago. About 9 months ago, it stopped working. I looked and it tripped the circuit breaker for the water heater. I turned the breaker back on and reset the water heater (open panel + push reset button). It worked fine for...
  4. HVAC
    I have a Riello oil burner and last winter it intermittently did not automatically start. When I hit the reset button it kicks in fine. It DOES work fine about 85% of the time, but it certainly is annoying when you need hot water and you have to wait 15 minutes for it to heat up. What could be...
  5. Electrical
    A while back I had the AFCI trip on me in the master bedroom, I unplugged everything and then plugged them in one at a time until it tripped and then found the culprit (it was when I plugged in a heated fragrance thing in one of the outlets). I stopped using the outlet and didn't mess with it...
  6. Electrical
    You'll have to excuse the ignorance of a first time homeowner ... I am needing some guidance on an Exterior outlet I am having problems with. Here's the background info ... my home was built about a year and a half ago. I just moved in and the inspector noted that none of the exterior outlets...
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